How I connect wired device to wi-fi network?

yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
So, yeah. I have an xbox. old kind. It's practically on the other side of the house from my router. I want it on the network. What's the cheapest device that will work well I can get to accomplish this task?

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  • robaalrobaal Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I think an access point is the thing you are looking for?

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  • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    robaal wrote:
    I think an access point is the thing you are looking for?

    Wouldn't an access point just be something that allows a wireless device to connect to a wired connection, whereas I need the exact opposite?

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  • KMFurDMKMFurDM Registered User, ClubPA
    edited December 2006
    A wireless bridge is what you seek.

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  • Sky DemonSky Demon Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Maybe something like the D-Link DGL-3420 Gaming adapter? I'm sure there are others like it around.

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  • robaalrobaal Registered User
    edited December 2006
    yalborap wrote:
    robaal wrote:
    I think an access point is the thing you are looking for?

    Wouldn't an access point just be something that allows a wireless device to connect to a wired connection, whereas I need the exact opposite?

    I don't think there's any difference - it connects a wired network to a wireless one, it doesn't do anything to the stuff that's transfered, like a router would, it just makes a LAN out of both types of devices. OTOH I don't really know much about WiFi :o

    Wiki suggests that I'm right though:
      "Another use involves bridging two wired networks in conditions inappropriate for cable: for example, a manufacturer can wirelessly connect a remote warehouse's wired network with a separate (though within line of sight) office's wired network."

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    • yalborapyalborap Registered User regular
      edited December 2006
      KMFurDM wrote:
      A wireless bridge is what you seek.

      And where can I get one on the cheap?

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    • KMFurDMKMFurDM Registered User, ClubPA
      edited January 2007
      yalborap wrote:
      KMFurDM wrote:
      A wireless bridge is what you seek.

      And where can I get one on the cheap?

      Cheap...if cheap is under 70-80 dollars you may be SOL. Try the usual places. ie. newegg.com, amazon.com etc...

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    • NiteMareNiteMare Registered User
      edited January 2007
      I work at an electronics store. D-link makes a bridge for 50bucks.

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